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Marriage on a Tightrope: 049: Handling General Conference

Allan doesn’t want to watch General Conference.  Kattie is feeling like an old tradition is slipping away.  Life Coach Claudine Gallacher sits down with Allan and Kattie to discuss how they can handle the upcoming General Conference.

Full disclosure: This was a difficult episode for Allan.  Some episodes focus more on one side of the faith spectrum and this episode focused more on how Allan could support Kattie’s desire for them to watch General Conference together.  This could be difficult for the spouse that has transitioned away from the church.  As you listen, we strongly recommend reading through this guide by Claudine.

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3 thoughts on “Marriage on a Tightrope: 049: Handling General Conference”

  1. Yikes. Super hard… and I haven’t even listened to this episode yet. After listening to this episode I suppose its all about what we are willing to do for love.

    As we do things that the other doesn’t necessarily want to enjoy, I would hope the loving spouse returns the favor. Creating new traditions is tough, but there comes a breaking point when enough is enough.

    Hopefully we have the conflict skills needed to create new and better traditions. Easier said than done, but it’s possible.

  2. One thing that helps me get through church or confernece is to evaluate each speakers own revealed stance on religion and Mormonism and their progression within it to level 5, if possible.

    The same for members at church. Many members are not so hard core, but some… I had not noticed, but the bishop seems to not be hard core, maybe going for level 4? Oh, and the 2 hour block makes it easier too.

    Mixed faith? No, but our ideas differ and we have to discuss that and how far going to church may help or hinder us. Yes, there are some very nice people there, but not all. I noticed a huge attitude change in one couple, not so judgy and better than the “low downs” any more. Will have to scope that out some more.

    My wife sees it as social, and I see it as some people and ideas to “tolerate,” or not. She was excommunicated (bishop roulette) years ago, but is more tolerant of the church and varying views than I can be at times. The real problem is family forcing their views for Christ and sure salvation (Slave-ation). Can’t they see they are worshiping Satan’s Plan, for Jesus? Of course not…

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